As much as final week, round 162,000 deaths had been reported within the nation of 17 million this 12 months, 13,000 greater than would have been anticipated in a daily 12 months, the CBS mentioned.
“Such a rise of the variety of deceased has not been reported since World Battle Two,” it mentioned.
Round 9,000 folks greater than regular died through the first wave of the Covid-19 infections between early March and early Might, the CBS mentioned, whereas greater than 6,000 further fatalities have been reported for the reason that begin of the second wave mid-September.
The variety of deaths was decrease than regular in most different weeks, the statisticians mentioned.
A complete of 770,400 folks within the Netherlands have examined constructive for Covid-19 for the reason that begin of the pandemic. Greater than 11,000 sufferers are identified to have died from the illness.
The precise variety of infections and fatalities is more likely to be considerably larger, as a scarcity of testing and lab capability meant solely severely in poor health sufferers had been examined through the first months of the pandemic.